Right now, nature is getting ready for winter and Community Prospects CIC students are beavering away creating insect hotels and hedgehog homes on Monday and Tuesday mornings.
You get a great looking product that helps nature beat the winter challenge and the students get that wonderful sense of satisfaction as well as learning some new problem solving, communication and safe working skills. To order yours call Del on 0121 358 8164.
As autumn gradually fades into winter, our roads get dirtier and dirtier; something that Community Prospects students are just relishing because Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are all about car valeting – dirty cars in and squeaky clean cars out.
It takes some careful teamwork to get the inside hoovered, the outside washed and then the whole car finished ready for its proud owner to drive away, especially now word has got out and there’s a queue! But it’s not just about teamwork – there’s some careful planning, some cleaning products procurement involved and lots of team communication.
It’s turning into a fun week, so far nature has been given a helping hand, cars have been washed and there’s still half a week left.
“I like coming here because it’s exciting and it’s something good to do” says Craig S.
Nick H exclaims “I love it!”.
Glendon T says “It’s helped me to concentrate and get on with other people better”.
Now in the other half of the week there’s furniture restoration, personal development sessions, cycle maintenance and some craft and design and there’s more to come!
Beating the trend of big funding changes that continually reduce the number of vocational learning places available to adults 16+ with a learning difficulty, learning disability, brain injury, mental health or autism (adults who learn differently) is really starting to pay off. Yes, we had 20 years’ experience to call upon, but you never know if a new venture will work. With 77 of the 100 available places filled, Community Prospects CIC is well on its way.
But and it’s a very big but, it’s not about us it’s all about helping adults who learn differently find a better place in their world with more choices, learn in an environment they feel comfortable and welcome in, as well as make new friends whilst broadening their horizons.
George B says “It’s encouraged me to express myself”.
“It’s helped my confidence” says Natalie Samantha W.
Sintero C expains “It helps me take my mind away from problems I may have elsewhere”.
To see what you or the adult you care for could be doing, just call Del directly on 0121 358 8164 or visit www.communityprospects.org.uk.